Category Archives: Buying a Home

Most every couple or family dreams of owning their own home, especially those who wish to fill that home with children, pets and all things ‘family’. But owning a home is a huge decision and an even huger responsibility and commitment. When you finally reach the point of being ready to take that plunge into the deep end and become a home owner, many people decide to build rather than ...

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Buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is a major decision that takes lots of planning and research, and careful budgeting. Here are some tips to help you get started. Are you ready to buy? You are ready to become a homeowner if: You’ve saved a substantial deposit: The bigger the better when you’re saving for a home. If you can also show a solid track record ...

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The 13 steps to buying your dream home… Step 1: Looking for property Real estate agents advertise through journals, such as Homes Pictorial and The Realtor which are published regularly. They are available from real estate agents and contain photographs and illustrations of properties available. Landcom and other developers also publish brochures about their estates and land and housing packages. Many newspapers carry advertisements for properties for sale. If you ...

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Before you start Buying a home will probably be the most expensive and important purchase you will ever make. You need to research, plan and have patience to make a successful purchase. Most people need to borrow finance to buy a home. You should 1. ask lending bodies about getting a loan (ie. banks, building societies, credit unions, cooperative housing societies, mortgage originators/managers and insurance companies) how much you can ...

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